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September 27, 2013

 

prairie dog

What Animals Are Most Like People

Dear A Moment of Science, Besides chimps, which animals do you think are the most like people?

August 28, 2013

 

Pirate Perch fish

All About Pirate Perch

Pirate fish are not only ravenous predators, they appear to be masters of deception.

July 23, 2013

 

Cricket close up on a red leaf

Crickets, Mating, And Singing

In the cricket world, the quality of one's voice isn't as important as you might think...

May 9, 2013

 

red rose in bloom

A Rose By Any Other Name

As the saying goes, every rose has its thorn. But, what we call thorns are actually not thorns at all.

January 15, 2013

 

zebra

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

For many animals, camouflage is an important part of survival. But a zebra's bold stripes can't help to disguise it in its natural habitat, the open plains.

April 30, 2012

 

spittlebug

The World’s Biggest Spittoon

In the spring, the eastern half of North America turns into one big spittoon for spittlebugs.

February 27, 2012

 

a fossil of a Plesiosaur at the Natural History Museum

Plesiosaurs

Is there still such a thing as a plesiosaur? What do we know about them?

February 15, 2012

 

a rabbit sits still, hiding from a predator

Freeze!

Ever been so scared that you can't move? Well freezing is actually an effective defense mechanism!

September 30, 2011

 

A Moth being held by a person

A Hearing Test for Moths

Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2011

 

vervet_monkey

Do Animals Secretly Talk To Each Other When People Aren’t Looking?

Researchers have found that you can tape record the various calls made by Vervet monkeys and play them back one at a time.

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